The 2021 Inclusive SciComm Symposium was held virtually in October. The main speaker was Dr. Max Liboiron, who develops and promotes anticolonial research methods in a wide array of disciplines and spaces.

If you have not managed to attend, you can still access the Symposium’s results. All sessions were recorded and subsequently archived and posted on the Metcalf Institute YouTube channel and inclusivescicomm.org.

Check the first keynote lecture featured Dr. Max Liboiron here

Check the second public keynote of the Symposium here

The annual Symposium aims to convene science communication (SciComm) practitioners, scholars, and educators working across many disciplines, sectors, methods, settings. The symposium defines SciComm in its widest sense comprising varied perspectives, including community engagement, informal science learning, arts, journalism, and the like.

The purpose of the annual Inclusive SciComm Symposium is to build a community that actively challenges the dominant, frequently marginalizing norms related to science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or medicine (STEMM). Therefore, reimagining and changing how science is conducted and discussed.

The themes that were discussed are the following three:

Theme 1: Decolonizing science communication

Theme 2: Dismantling oppressive/exclusionary institutional structures

Theme 3: Building a supportive and collaborative Inclusive SciComm community